When the first season of the teen-fantasy drama Fate: The Winx Saga premiered on Netflix in January 2021, it was to both a weary and excited fanbase. Based on the eight-season animated series Winx Club from Nickelodeon, the beloved series came to Netflix with a host of source material for the platform to pull from. The live-action adaptation delivered natural differences from the original, but for the most part Fate:The Winx Saga stuck true to the original and earned the first season a decent audience score of 75 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Just one month after its premiere in January 2021, Netflix announced the show’s renewal, exciting fans with the return of The Alfea School of Magic. This was confirmed at Netflix’s 2022 Geeked Week where it was annouced that season two of Fate: The Winx Saga will officially premiere on September 16, 2022.
The characters featured in season two of Fate:The Winx Saga will include Bloom (Abigail Cowen), Terra (Eliot Salt), Stella (Hannah van der Westhuysen), Aisha (Precious Mustapha), Beatrix (Sadie Soverall), Musa (Elisha Applebaum), Dane (Theo Graham), Riven (Freddie Thorp), Sky (Danny Griffin), Sam (Jacob Dudman), Saul Silva (Robert James-Collier), and Andreas (Ken Duken).
Five new faces will also join the cast of season two: Brandon Grace will play Grey, a transgender man; Éanna Hardwicke (Normal People) is set to play Sebastian; and Paulina Chávez (The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia) will join the cast as the much-anticipated Flora, per Deadline. In addition, Academy Award-nominated actress Miranda Richardson (Good Omens) will join the cast as Headmistress Rosalindand, and Daniel Betts (War Machine) is set to play Professor Harvey, according to Deadline.
Showrunner and executive producer, Brian Young said in a statement: “The six episodes in season one only scratched the surface of this incredibly rich world and the powerful fairies who inhabit it. As Bloom’s story continues to evolve, I can’t wait for you to learn even more about Aisha, Stella, Terra, and Musa! And you never know who might show up at Alfea next term…”
Season two will arrive courtesy of two more episodes than season one had, bringing it to a grand total of eight episodes. So far, the show promises to deliver even more complicated storylines than before, as well as more magic, more fighting, and of course, more love stories.
You can catch all new episodes of Fate: The Winx Saga on Netflix starting September 16, 2022 on Netflix.